Getting Started

To get started in the course, you should:

I. Learn About The Course

Accessibility in the Classroom was created by NC State University’s IT Accessibility Office with support from UNC System, DELTA, and the College of Education to support faculty and staff members in the UNC System as they create accessible instructional materials.


  • Cost: Free
  • Delivery Method: Online via WordPress and Moodle
  • Topics Covered:
    • Understanding accessibility
    • Simple ways to incorporate accessible design
    • Creating accessible documents
    • Creating accessible multimedia
  • Course Structure:
    • Length: 6 weeks
    • Lessons: 6
      • Lessons 1-5 contain:
        • Instructional content
        • Self-checks (answers not retained or graded)
        • Application activity
      • Lesson 6 contains:
        • Final review
        • Final assessment
        • Course exit survey
    • Project: Accessible Document

Participants are expected to dedicate approximately 2 hours each week to complete course assignments.

Participants who complete the course and submit all assignments will receive an Accessibility in the Classroom certificate issued by the NC State IT Accessibility Office and the UNC System Office.


This site’s information and resources are available for public use and viewing anytime. However, participants must enroll in the course via Reporter to access the course’s discussion forums, obtain feedback on course assignments, and receive the Accessibility in the Classroom certificate.


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The course assignments and interactive elements are hosted on Moodle. To access these parts of the course, you must register via Reporter. You will then be issued access to the course Moodle page.

II. Complete the Course Pre-Assessment

The Course Pre-Assessment (available in Moodle) contains 10 multiple-choice questions that will help you assess your current knowledge of accessibility.

III. Introduce Yourself

In the Introduction Forum (available in Moodle), share a brief description of your role at your institution with the class, your previous experience with accessibility (if any), and the reason for your interest in the course.

Once you have completed these tasks, you are ready to start with Lesson 1: The Impact of Accessibility in the Classroom.

There are two ways to access the lesson:

  1. Click on the Lesson 1: Overview button below
  2. Choose Lesson 1 from the Lessons drop-down menu

We hope you will enjoy the course. Good luck!